Ms. Pastor joins the company as senior vice president of sales. She has nearly 25 years of experience in the natural products industry. Most recently, she was president of Twinlab Health & Natural and executive vice president of TCC, where she managed sales across all channels including, health and natural food, specialty, mass market. and e-commerce.
“For me, Aker BioMarine is a great fit,” said Ms. Pastor. “From my earliest experience working in my mother’s health food store, I have grown up in the natural products marketplace. My deep passion for the industry and my experience in all channels of distribution, coupled with Aker BioMarine’s drive to represent the very best in ingredient suppliers make our association as natural as the industry we serve.”
Ms. Kaiser has been in the natural products industry for nearly 14 years, with experience including retail and product sales for a variety of companies. With a bachelor’s degree in holistic nutrition, she believes in the healing power of nature and maintains a passion for natural products and their ability to make consumers’ lives better.
Her most recent experience was with Suan Farma, a NJ-based raw ingredient distributor, with a sales territory that included the entire southern U.S.
“I am excited to start a new challenge within Aker BioMarine and look forward to working with Kate and the Superba team to deepen the brand’s presence in North America,” said Ms. Kaiser. “I am fortunate to be joining such a respected company that prides itself on top quality and is committed to sustainability.”
Todd Norton, executive vice president, Superba Sales, Aker BioMarine, said “We are fortunate to bring in Kate and Elise, who are exceptionally talented. They bring a wealth of sales experience to our team and will help us expand our footprint in the U.S. in a big way.”